Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
changed me and it was a great privilege and blessing to work on this during the obama years, i started during the bush years but by the time i figured out how to do the screenplay it was already '07. and by the time i got to the first draft we were a few month as which from the election. the o 8ee election. and i have been work og on lincoln all through the first term of office. the president obama had. and you know, i consider myself a person of the left. and i have left impatience with the pace of change and i am aware that people suffer terribly while they're waiting for change to happen. the most vulnerable people suffer the most terribly. and i'm a gay man and i've been waiting a long time for, you know, fallen franchisement and i'm still not there. but watching this president and reading about that president, i really began to think long and hard about the processes of electoral democracy and the pace of change in an electoral democracy and what's possible, you know. they're not the same people by any means and the situation is not the same. t ihin you could say you could
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
without we are. >> rose: did the obama health-care reform address that? >> i think it made actually the economics a little bit worse, but it moved us more in a social direction. >> rose: made access better and economics worse. >> that's correct. and we haven't really dealt with the economics. >> rose: it really only dealt with access. >> that's right. and lastly on the medicaid front because it is really driven to indigent families, very complicated medical issues, i would leave that one to experts. it's not the biggest portion of the cost. it's medicare and how it relates. and then secondly social security. also in medicare, i would be, for one for raising medicare tax, i have no problem with that. this is, we're talking about, again, something that is part of the fabric of who we are as americans. and you can't just take what's good and not feel accountable and responsible for paying for it. and i think that goes with it. >> rose: it was said at the time of passage and argued by the obama administration that the health-care reform put forward by him was deficit neutral. >> i think we'